Wall Street Analytics and National Regulatory Services Join Growing List of Advent Alliance Partners

Wall Street Analytics and National Regulatory Services Join Growing List of Advent Alliance Partners

San Francisco, August 8, 2000 - Advent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVS) the leading provider of Enterprise Investment Management (EIM) technology, announces that Wall Street Analytics (WSA) has joined the Advent Alliance Program specifically to provide enhanced fixed income capabilities to Advent Office. With access to WSA’s Portfolio Management Workstation, Advent Office™ clients can take advantage of risk management and asset/liability management for entire portfolios of fixed income investments.

Using XML technology, Advent and WSA will build an interface that will allow information that originates in Advent Office to port to WSA’s Portfolio Management Workstation. The functionality will reach beyond strictly reporting capabilities, to include fixed income trading capabilities through Advent Office’s Moxy¸ component.

In addition to WSA, National Regulatory Services (NRS), a division of Thomson Financial, also has joined the Advent Alliance Program. NRS is the nation’s leading registration and compliance consulting firm, offering registration and licensing assistance to investment advisers, broker/dealers, insurance and investment companies. NRS will provide Advent clients with software, consulting services, and customized, integrated technology solutions designed to assist them on any compliance-related matter.

"We’re incredibly pleased with the caliber of firms that are joining us to deliver high-level services to our clients, and these latest additions are proof of the success this program is enjoying," said Peter Caswell, president and chief executive officer of Advent. "Our goal is to consistently deliver value to our clients, whether we develop the software or join forces with experts in other areas."

Advent’s Alliance Program was launched in May 1999, and has quickly grown to include 18 of the industry’s top companies. The Alliance Program was developed to deliver a wide range of products and services to Advent clients through strategic partnerships with the industry’s leading providers of software and services, continuing to enhance the Advent Office suite and Advent's Enterprise Investment Management vision.

Advent Software, Inc. is the leading provider of Enterprise Investment Management solutions. The company provides a suite of complementary products for the front, middle and back offices of investment management organizations. The company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ADVS.

Advent Software, Inc. is a trademark of Advent Software. All other products or services mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Kathleen Golden
Advent Software, Inc.
301 Brannan Street
San Francisco  CA  94107
(415) 645-1336

Emily Axelrad
Digital Clarity